Original LOUIS VUITTON Monterey II Alarm Travel Watch, designed by famous Gae Aulenti in 1988 and made by IWC Schaffhausen. Watch runs great and all functions work as expected. Please take a look at the photos for condition. Case measures 37mm (excluding the crown). Accompanied by its original LV leather strap with original buckle, box, outer box and manual. Watch is in overall great condition, running and ready to wear or gift!
The Monterey is anything but mainstream. Its crown protrudes from the top of the case, earning this watch the nickname “unicorn.” The dial seems to be the reverse of most watches with Arabic numerals to mark the hours in the middle encircled by a railroad track for minutes, while the date numerals in bright red occupy the outer perimeter. The watch also lacks lugs; instead, a single-piece strap is pulled through the back of the watch. It is fitted with a clasp similar to that of Louis Vuitton bags and suitcases. In fact, the Monterey II was one of the very first ceramic watches. In order to make it, Louis Vuitton turned to one of the few manufactures already working with this material: IWC. Because of its ceramic case and the high build quality thanks to the help of IWC, some of the Monterey II watches are still in remarkably good condition. The Monterey II is now the slightly eccentric choice for watch connoisseurs who enjoy the unique story behind this watch as well as being able to wear an elegant reminder of the talent that was Gae Aulenti. (c) Martin Green.